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law trying to make it illegal to say the word gay in their state schools, tennessee republicans are having a banner year. first the steve bushemmy photo and next they will be destroyed the giant, ancient buddha statues in the cliffs. thanks very much for being with us tonight. executive bash. republican presidential hopefuls take the stage for a debate in new hampshire, targeting president obama. downstream disaster, an iowa town is threatened after the swollen missouri river punches a massive hole in a levee and into thin air, where did more than $6 billion of missing cash intended for rock's reconstruction go. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc.
we begin this morning with a republican face-off. last night, gop contenders vying for their party's nomination in the 2012 presidential race. squared off in the first major debate of the campaign season. for all of the candidates it was an opportunity to bash president obama. while congressman michelle bachmann to announce that she's official lly in the contest. >> reporter: mitt romney the front-runner in the poles. his focus was president obama. >> he didn't create the recession, he made it worse and longer. >> reporter: the debate was carried live. hundreds of reporters in new hampshire. >> using the term obamacare was a reflection of the president's comment that he designed health
care on the massachusetts health care plan. >> i would have told you mr. president what you're doing will not work. >> reporter: michelle bachmann defended the tea party. >> people simply want to take the country back. >> reporter: businessman herman cain, would you put a muslim in your cabinet. >> you have peaceful muslims and then you have militant muslims, those who are trying to kill us. >> reporter: what about banning same-sex marriage? >> get the government out of it. tra . >> reporter: talk fest. mostly polite. >> we had a great field of candidates. i was very impressed. >> reporter: eight months until
the new hampshire primary. last night ed show, ed schult asked a former economic adviser to vice president joe biden for his take from the economic proposals coming out of last night's republican debate >> i was there in january 2009. you know how many jobs we lost that month? 780,000. the gdp was cratering at 6%. we are not where we need to be. last month was absolutely a lousy month for jobs. if you actually want to look at how middle class people were faring under the policies that i heard on that stage, go back to the bush years, when for the first time on record, middle-family income, adjusted for inflax, went nowhere. all right, poverty race were higher at that point.
as you pointed out, profits have recovered as middle-class wages are stagnant. if you're someone who's not that interested in a more balanced plan that actually reaches the middle class, i guess this kind of resonates with you. i don't see how you get any traction out of that agenda. while those politicians thrust their themselves into spotlight. congressman anthony weiner was nowhere to be seen. for the latest reaction on capitol hill to the new york democrat scandal. >> reporter: as the house reconvened on monday. >> the house will be in order. >> reporter: embattled congressman anthony weiner was a no show at his capitol hill office. for now, he's seeking a paid
leave of absence to deal with his problems. which are mounting. over the weekend, tmz.com released a new batch of photos reportedly taken in a congressional gym. president obama in an exclusive interview with the "today" show's ann curry, weighed in for the first time. >> ultimately a decision for him and his constituents. if it were me, i would resign. >> reporter: other top democrats including nancy pelosi, want the congress mavp and his problems gone. without his party behind him, his prospects are dim. >> you can survive, not be effective. the democratic leadership can take away his committee assignments. >> reporter: the congressman was last seen in new york on saturday, dropping off his dirty laundry the congressman himself says any career decisions will have to wait, until his pregnant
wife, returns from an overseas trip with secretary of state hillary clinton. here's your "first look" at some of the other news going on around america today. the rising missouri river is wreaking havoc in southwestern iowa. two levees failed to contain the river causing flooding in rural towns. the u.s. army corps of engineers is monitoring the situation. an explosion in missouri reduced one home and garage to rubble. leaving one dead. it shook holmes nearby, scattering debris throughout.
home made explosives may be the cause, but yet to be confirmed. a helium-aired aircraft is off the drawing board and in the first stage of construction. the flying machine's three moveable propellers makes it capable of vertical take-offs and landings. the defense department is funding the project for military uses, but engineers working on the prototype, also see it as a floating crew ship. an '80's baby just celebrated its 130 birthday. a giant tortoise, given some special treatments for reaching the milestone. thank you, bill. we appreciate that. jumping in early. he has your national weather forecast. how are you doing, bill. >> how many ufo reports we're
going to get from that. >> no kidding. >> i wanted to call one in. let's talk about this forecast and today is a lot like yesterday. new england is still kind of cool. southern half of the country is still hot. dallas, we did hit 100 degrees. phoenix was only one degree hotter than you were. if you noticed boston, was only 64 yesterday. so chilly, early june weather pattern continues for you. it was pretty nice in new york, philadelphia, baltimore and in d.c. now the problem with the heat in the south, this will occur and probably go through right through the summer. the drought conditions. the chart here the darker reds, the bright red, as yo go to the maroon red, that's where we're seeing the worst of the drought conditions. most of texas is in this exceptional drought.
it's starting to spread, southern parts of louisiana. in south florida, also, it's going to take some tropical moisture to end this drought. that probably won't occur until we get to the active season of our tropics. as far as rain, flood concerns around quincy, illinois. this is the number of lightning strikes in the last ohio, some 5,000. some serious storms. they're training, going over the same area time and time again. some big flooding issues. some areas have picked up some 10 inches of rain in one day. forecast today, thunderstorms around st. louis northwa northward. minneapolis could get storms today. most of the day will be dry. in new england, showers for the new york city area, will be hit and miss. up around hartford and areas of connecticut that's where the
worst of the rain is. >> all right, bill, thanks so much also coming up -- deals distract the street. google goes for more and miami's painful ad blunder. your first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. coming up, derek jeter takes one step forward and two steps back and there's no place home for the boston bruins. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ female announcer ] now you can apply sunblock
welcome back to "first look." here's some of the top stories making news this morning -- congressional auditor tells the l.a. times as much $6.6 billion of iraq reconstruction funds remain unaccounted for and may have been stolen. potentially making at this time lost theft of funds in national history. the money which came for the sale of iraqi oil was part of $20 billion shipped to iraq.
iraqi officials say they may sue the u.s. to reclaim the loss money. some progress in eastern arizona where officials say more than 700 square mile wildfire is now 18% contained. crews are lighting backfires. a horrific scene in germany as a goodyear blimp burst into flames, killing the pilot, three passengers managed to escape unharmed. no word on the cause. public relations nightmare for mcdonald's. look closely this there, a photo being circulating, falsely claims that the chain is cha charging african americans more.
here's a look at wall street. the dower opens up at 11,952. the s&p 500 added a fraction but the nasdaq dipped 4. taking a look at overseas trading this morning -- in tokyo, the nikkei gained 99 points. but in hong kong the hang second shed 12. dpeel news helped wall street break even on monday. the owner of north face clothing is buying timberland for $2 billion. timberland soared 44%. wendy's is selling control of arby's. google, the internet's biggest advertiser, struck a deal to buy an add site.
elsewhere, u.s. airlines collected $3.4 billion for checked luggage last year. up 24% from 2009. the main reason, the industry made money after three years of losses. standard and poor's cut greece's credit rating on monday. two notches above default. cnbc reports that facebook is preparing for an initial public offering, could value the social networking site at more than $100 billion. this has to hurt down there in florida, adding insult to injury of the miami heat's loss in the nba finals, a full-page ad
ad, ran in monday's miami herald, reading con frat lagss miami, next to photos of heat championship t-shirts and hats all from macy's. a macy's spokeswoman apologized to heat fans. coming up, an own ee eer par the parade, bruins face game seven, shocking the canucks. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want, whenever you want them. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say.
welcome back to "first look." in sports, facing elimination on their home ice, last night the boston bruins flattened the vancouver canucks, forcing game seven. good morning, there's something about home ice advantage in these stanley cup finals. vancouver all three games in vancouver and boston held serve. didn't take long for the bruins to get on the board, brad marchand, boston up 1-0. 35 seconds later, milan lucic, boston was rocking. while in vancouver, crickets. in a blink of an eye, the bruins were up 2-0. it got worse for the canucks. he's given up two goals in
boston. in vancouver tomorrow night on nbc. mark cuban was silent during the postseason. now the mavs are champions. after a night of partying, the mavs returned home and cuban announced that he'll pay for the parade in downtown. yankees may be throwing a parade for derek jeter in the near future. just needs six more hits for 3,000. indians won it, 1-0. finally jeter walked off in the bronx, so did the tigers in detroit. detroit is tied with cleveland for first place in the central after beating the race 2-1 in extras. that's your first look at
sports. for another quick look at the weather, here's bill karins. hello, bill. >> it's back this morning, the wet spot in the new england and mid-atlantic. dry today around d.c. and virginia. most of maryland and delaware. philadelphia, a slight chance of a shower. from new york city northward, you should definitely have your umbrella handy. this is a light rain and it's a cool rain, too, temperatures are in the 50s. hartford is in the rain. the you're driving 95 down through southern connecticut, you'll need the wind shield wierps. it's cool, 56 in boston. later today, in philadelphia, a slight chance of a shower. things do improve, though, for
tomorrow. >> yeah, that looks about right. reality star crashes and blames a pap razo. plus, thought he would never get another shot at mainstream tv, a surprise in store. your first look at entertainment is ahead. baby, (what) can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. only align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive system. try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align.
i don't know that's merry deck louse, that he can stay or office or his wife is staying. sarah palin, she and george w. bush discussed the 2008 election. that's right. e-mails between palin and bush, in other words, spellcheck's worst nightmare. dallas mavericks are the champs. congratulations to those guys. what a game between the mavs and the heat last night. i missed most of it, but then again, so did lebron. tonight, jimmy welcomes betty white. nars superstar jeff gordon and musical guest lauryn hill. time now for your "first look" at entertainment news. tori spelling was in a fender
bender at her kids' school. an accident she claimed was caused by photographers chasing her. spelling is currently pregnant with her third. a friend told the magazine, spelling backed into a car trying to get away from the photographer. spelling tweeted after the accident, that the photographer got out of the car to get more pictures but ten school moms chased him away. > > and finally, he's back. maybe. sources tell tmz, charlie sheen is in final negotiations for a deal that could be announced by the end of the week, for a new show written just for him on a broadcast network that will
remain unnamed. >> hmm, he's funny. >> is he? >> you never watched the show in. >> i used to appreciate the show -- >> i'm lynn berry and this is "first look" on msnbc. but stay tuned. way too early with willie geist starts right now. we're off the field of republican candidates gather in new hampshire to talk about the economy. are you ready for 17 more months for this in. meanwhile, president obama was doing his own fund-raising. defending the economy in south florida as the republicans attacked it up in new hampshire. does the president truly fear any of those people standing on the stage in new hampshire last night.